KnineCouture

Custom Dog Collars - Cat Collars - Martingale Collars

Washington, United States · 2565 Sales

KnineCouture

Custom Dog Collars - Cat Collars - Martingale Collars

Washington, United States 2565 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Here you will find custom dog collars & breakaway cat collars, martingale collars (Greyhound dog collars), matching dog leashes and ring-bearer harness for weddings. All of our products are handmade especially for your pet and we are always adding gorgeous new patterns and great new styles to our line up. Take a look around and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or special requests!
Thanks for stopping by,
Mandy, Dave, Link the Shiba & Yoda the Siamese

Announcement

Here you will find custom dog collars & breakaway cat collars, martingale collars (Greyhound dog collars), matching dog leashes and ring-bearer harness for weddings. All of our products are handmade especially for your pet and we are always adding gorgeous new patterns and great new styles to our line up. Take a look around and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or special requests!
Thanks for stopping by,
Mandy, Dave, Link the Shiba & Yoda the Siamese

Mandy Barton

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About

Fabulous Fashions for the Discerning Dog & Finicky Feline

We are a tiny, home-based company located in Seattle, Washington. Every collar, leash and wedding harness is handmade from start to finish by myself and my husband Dave, with modeling help from our Shiba Inu, Link, constructive criticism from our Siamese cat, Yoda, and inspiration from the memory of our first cat, She-ra.

K-nine Couture began when I couldn't find collars to fit Link properly when he was a puppy. I started making my own out of silk brocades that I had been collecting and stashing for years, and the process became addicting. I made so many leash & collar sets for Link and our cats that I had to start selling some in order to make room for more!

Around this time I had a childhood friend get in touch with me with a problem that needed solving; she and her fiancé wanted their beloved labrador, Asa, to be the ring-bearer at their wedding but they couldn't figure out how to make it work. I did some brainstorming and designed them a harness that would allow Asa to wear a ring pillow on her back. It was such a success that I added the Ring-Bearer Wedding Harness to our shop the following month.

Our pets are a very important part of our family and we design and construct all of our products with them in mind. Over the years our products have evolved and improved but we continue to stand by our founding principle; to make beautiful, unique items that are custom designed to fit.

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Shop members
  • Mandy

    Owner

    As the founder of K-nine Couture, I do all of the sewing, designing, planning and problem solving for the company. After careers in both costume and floral design, creating pet couture seemed like the next logical step.

  • Dave

    Owner, Maker

    Dave, my husband and business partner, does all of the cutting, ironing, shipping and "fun stuff" (i.e. the bookkeeping). He's also been known to take Link on some epic beer hikes around Seattle!

  • Link

    Head Model And Muse

    Link, our handsome Shiba Inu, is the inspiration behind the company. He is required to model all of the wedding harnesses for photos (we pay him in cookies) and show of his own K-nine Couture when out and about.

  • Yoda

    Test Model And Entertainer

    Yoda, our 11 year old Siamese, keeps us updated with his constant chatter and on our toes with his playful, mischievous shenanigans. His collars take a beating on his frequent adventures, so he makes an excellent test model for our cat collars.

  • She-ra

    Model And Teacher

    As our first pet, She-ra taught us the ups and downs of sharing our lives with a furry little creature. She passed away in September of 2012, but she will always be a part of the family.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 19, 2016
We strive to make pet products that are constructed with the same fine materials and workmanship that you would find in Haute Couture human fashions. As a former costume & floral designer I am drawn to the sumptuous, the colorful and the flashy and this is reflected in our catalog of pet offerings.

Just like Haute Couture for humans, not all of our products are suited for everyday wear; just like you wouldn’t wear a silk gown to play football we don’t recommend our silk collars for the dog park.

However, like denim jeans for humans our designer denim line takes a beating and gains character with age; the dog park and hiking trails will leave their mark and make your pet’s denim leashes and collars all the more unique, soft and comfortable.

Cats deserve (and demand!) beautiful things too, but cats are wild and play by their own rules; some will treat their collars with deference and belong in silk collars, while others (my own included) will treat them as an imposition and should only wear cotton collars. When in doubt, get a cotton collar!

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Payment
Please remit payment within 48 hours of purchasing a listing. If payment is not received during this time the order will be cancelled and the item re-listed.

CANCELATION POLICY: Buyer’s regret happens, I’ve felt it myself! Please contact us within 24 hours to cancel an order. Cancelation requests made after this time will be assessed a 30% restocking fee.

Collar safety is YOUR responsibility! Please inspect your collar regularly for any wear and tear that might compromise it's strength or safety.
Shipping
US ORDERS:
We ship our orders via USPS First Class by default.

Priority Mail is available upon request for additional cost. Please note that faster shipping does not mean faster processing; your order will still take between 7-10 days to make unless you make other arrangements with us.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
We ship our orders via USPS First Class by default and include insurance on all international orders.

Priority Mail is available upon request for additional cost. (Please note that faster shipping does not mean faster processing; your order will still take between 7-10 days to make unless you make other arrangements with us.)

Once K-nine Couture mails the package, we have no control over when it will be delivered. USPS first class shipments are turned over to the LOCAL POSTAL SERVICE once they leave the United States; therefore there is no tracking information available between this time and when delivery is confirmed. The company that we insure with considers a package “lost in the mail” after 45 days (60 days for Italy, 120 days for Brazil); after which point a claim can be filed and a replacement order sent out or refund applied.

VAT:
K-nine Couture is not responsible for any VAT (value added tax) by Customs on overseas shipping. This may occur in some countries.

ALL ORDERS:
K-nine Couture is not responsible for your package once it has been confirmed by tracking that it was delivered. If you are concerned about delivery to your address and would like to add insurance or signature upon delivery confirmation, please contact us and we will upgrade your shipping accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
We take great pride in the construction of our products, and guarantee all of our stitching. If you find that your collar or leash is defective, we will of course fix or replace it at our expense. If you receive a product that you believe is defective, please contact us ASAP and we will be happy to make it right.

Every one of our products are custom made to order, especially for your pet(s), so we do not keep a stock of finished products on hand. Please consult the sizing instructions included in each listing or get in touch with us with questions before placing your order. Orders that are the wrong size or width due to customer error are subject to the following return/exchange policy;

EXCHANGES: Since we make our products to order we do not have a stock of finished products available for exchanges. If you ordered a collar that is too large we can alter it for a $10 fee. If you ordered a collar that is the wrong width or in a size that is too small, it cannot be altered and a new collar must be made from scratch. In this case, since we can recycle the hardware on the incorrectly-sized collar, we can offer you a 25% discount towards to purchase of a correctly-sized collar. Please contact us for more information.

RETURNS: If you decide that you do not want the product that you ordered please contact us for information please contact us for a return address. Upon receipt of the product your account will be refunded the price of the item minus a 30% restocking fee. Returns require us to take apart the product in order to salvage any hardware that can be used on future orders, and the restocking fee covers the labor and materials that went into making your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
We make our collars from the same materials that we would feel comfortable having against our own skin all day, every day. The nylon webbing used in most collars is stiff, doesn't breathe well and retains odors; not exactly something that we’d want to wear ourselves! As an alternative to nylon, we back all of our collars with heavy-weight cotton denim that we dye to match our decorative fabrics. Just like a pair of Carharts© or Dickies© work pants, the denim we use is strong and holds up well to regular abuse but is also soft, breathable and flexible.

About Martingales:
Martingale dog collars are made using two loops, to give a humane "squeeze" when the dog pulls on the leash. It prevents the dog from slipping backwards out of the collar.

This is a must for breeds like greyhounds and whippets, whose heads are smaller than their necks. They also work very well for any dog who is working on becoming an escape artist! Our shiba inu has worn one all of his life and we swear by it.


HOW DO I CHOSE THE RIGHT SIZE FOR MY DOG?

We offer a large range of sizes, and all of our collars are adjustable so you can easily get the right fit for your dog. So how do you determine which size is best for your dog?

THE BEST WAY IS TO MEASURE.
A tape measure is the best tool for the job, but if you don't have one of those you can easily use a ribbon, string or strip of paper and a straight ruler.

For BUCKLE COLLARS, put the tape around the middle of your dog's neck (about halfway between the jawbone and the collar bone), don't worry about adding in extra slack for comfort - since all of our collars are adjustable, you will have room to make the collar larger. Choose a size that gives you some room to either make the collar a little larger, or a little smaller (for example a dog with a 12" neck would be best in a small (10"-15") rather than a medium (12"-19")). We can also make you a custom size for no extra charge. Just enter your dog's neck measurment in the notes at checkout; we'll do the rest!

For MARTINGALE COLLARS, measure around the top of the neck - right behind your dog's ears. The measurments listed next to our martingale sizes conveniently correspond to your dog's neck measurment so just chose the size with the measurement in the middle of the range. For example, if the measurement of your dog's neck behind the ears is 16", then a size M (14"-18") will be a perfect fit! We can also make you a custom size for no extra charge. Just choose enter your dog's neck measurement in the notes at checkout; we'll do the rest!

As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help!